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Dr. Oz’s Campaign Team Have This Scathing Remark About Opposition Fetterman’s Stroke Incident

The campaign of Pennsylvania Republican Senate candidate and TV personality Dr. Mehmet Oz claimed that his Democratic opponent, Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman, wouldn’t have experienced a stroke if he had “ever eaten a vegetable in his life.” This statement was made after Fetterman allegedly had a stroke and was taken to the hospital.

The comments were made not long after a video of Oz addressing growing consumer expenses went viral. In the video, he incorrectly pronounced the name of a regional supermarket chain while talking about the cost of “crudité.”

Just a few days before the primary election in May, Fetterman had a stroke. Since then, he has been slowly making his way back onto the campaign trail in a contest in which, according to current polls, he holds a commanding lead over Oz.

Rachel Tripp, his high-ranking communications adviser, made some comments to Insider during its coverage of Oz. She said, “If John Fetterman had ever eaten a vegetable in his life, then maybe he wouldn’t have had a major stroke, and he wouldn’t be in the position of having to lie about it constantly.” Insider was reporting on Oz at the time.

The Fetterman campaign issued a press release in which they referred to the remark as “unhinged and irresponsible.” They also highlighted a letter signed by more than one hundred Pennsylvania physicians. They stated that Oz practices poor medicine “by promoting unproven, ill-advised, and at times potentially dangerous treatments.”

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Later, Fetterman brought the Oz campaign into disrepute for the attack. On Tuesday night, he posted a tweet in which he said, “I know politics can be nasty, but even then, I could ‘never’ imagine ridiculing someone for their health challenges.” He acknowledged that he was aware that politics could be unpleasant.

Oz stood in the vegetable area of what he dubbed a “Wegners,” an apparent mix of regional supermarket chains Redner’s and Wegmans, in an effort to show growing consumer expenses and the price of crudité in a video that was recently revived, received widespread criticism, and went viral. 

The answer that Fetterman gave on social media was savage. He said, “In Pennsylvania, we call this a veggie tray.” The campaign reported that it was able to generate $500,000 in a short amount of time after the video was released. Oz subsequently explained his incorrect pronunciation as being the result of tiredness.

A recent update from the independent Cook Political Report moved the rating for the Pennsylvania Senate race from “toss-up” to “lean Democrat.” Oz secured support from former President Donald Trump, which proved to be the deciding factor in the Republican primary race.